Sunday, 29 March 2009

Rainy Sunday Afternoon


Raspberry-Red Ranunculus
The Botanical Garden of the
University of Vienna
Adjacent to Belvedere Gardens
Rennweg
14
3rd District

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Photographed
today
at 4.23pm

15 comments:

  1. Oh what a gorgeous colour!

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  2. Oh, ranunculus is one of my favorite flowers. They're so lovely, and this color is so rich and lovely. Love the drops of water making this even more lush.

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  3. The hint of magenta amidst the red catches my eye. The water droplets capture the photo in your moment of time. I don't always comment, but you can be sure I'm looking regularly. I enjoy your blog very much.

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  4. The following comment is not at all sarcastic, but will sound so....
    I like that you post the exact minute minute that the photo was taken.
    Thank you.
    It proves that you love that ranunculus, as I now do... at 9:21 p.m.
    Over here, on this side of the world.

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  5. Such a lush color, and the layers within layers. Wow.

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  6. they are in bloom already??? crikey!

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  7. Wandring Star,
    isn't it, yes, I loved it - under my big umbrella and among all that grey of a rainy day the flowers shone, even that late in the afternoon. :-)

    A Brush with Color,
    wished I'd own a macro lens, the rain water puddle at the flower center acted like a mirror.

    Kristin Sherman Olnes,
    this one flower must have had a blue ancestor somewhere. I'd love to see Johann Gregor Mendel's experiment repeated with ranunculas instead of peas - not only kids would love it, I suppose (oh well, it's the year of Darwin and poor Mendel's forever in his shadow). ;-)

    cipriano,
    thank you for your kind words, Cip, you are on to something! :-)

    If I had the time (and talent to write!) I would have said something about the thought that went into capturing that flower at exactly that moment: It was late on a dark and rainy Sunday of a late spring. During the past week, snow had fallen again, but only hours before, on Saturday, the sun did come out - and fool us all into believing that there will be warmer days ahead - only to make way for more clouds the morning after.

    And that little flower shone no matter what, like a beacon of hope.

    It is now 9.04 on Monday and still raining. ;-)

    Charles Gramlich,
    wonder how many petals there are. ;-)

    simon,
    crikey, yes,
    but less so than it seems:
    I am sure that flower had a very sheltered upbringing, in one of the winter gardens of the University. I am grateful for their foresight! :-)

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  8. Vienna seems to be a nice city

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  9. Something glamorous about a ranunculus.....

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  10. L O V E L Y !!!

    Thank you !

    xox
    Constance

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  11. Gorgeous vision of raspeberry-red on an equally gorgeous day here in the city!

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  12. Lovely flower, attractive image.

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  13. A ranunculus full of rainwater....lovely!

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